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美国亚马逊： 22 条评论
Interesting and Worth a Read2017年2月5日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This is a decent book, much to my surprise. It is a little sided.... I mean there were two main factions warring against each other... and you took one side or the other. At first, the author seems to take the Lee side, then he seems to sympathize with Col. Fountain... then back to Lee again. Otherwise, it is pretty interesting and goes into detail about how the Tularosa Basin became populated and what drew people there. Eventually it goes into some of the politics and "wars" that were raging between cattle rustlers and ranchers... the Fountain murders and the Nuclear bomb. All in all it is an interesting read and worth adding to any New Mexico, or specifically, Southern New Mexico historical library.
Wonderful History2011年3月1日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This book was recommended to me as a first book to understand the history of the Tularosa Basin, a large area in southern New Mexico from Las Cruces in the south to the Badlands in the north and flanked by the Sacramento and San Andres mountains on the east and west. This was part of the wild west with Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and others. Charles Sonnischen (sp?), the author who qualifies himself as a "grassroots historian", captures the spirit and rationale of the people along with the history. Sonnischen's writing style is easy, non-judgemental and shows his love of the people (even though he may not agree with them). Even if you're not a history buff but like westerns, you'll love this book.
William B Powell
This was just a rip-snorting good read about what was truly one of the last ...2017年9月15日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This was just a rip-snorting good read about what was truly one of the last wild corners of the Lower 48. I was very heartily sorry to come to the end of it. I would give it five stars, but there were some gaps in the narrative that left me wondering. For example, it was never quite clear what Frenchy thought of his neighbor, Oliver Lee, or vice versa. I especially enjoyed reading this while on a visit to Alamogordo. It really made the country come alive.
A window overlooking USA western history between about 1850 and 1910 ...2013年6月29日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This is one of my favorite books. I have purchased and given away probably a half dozen copies over the past several years. I live in the part of the USA which is the setting for Sonnichsen's work. Those from the metropolitan Eastern parts of the USA who think there is no history of note in the southwestern USA will gain an insight into a culture of which that you are probably unaware. Yes, Virginia, there IS a culture in the USA that is outside of New England and the Beltway ... and it had (and still has) its own unique attributes. I am a transplanted USA Easterner (45 years experience) and Midwesterner (20 years experience) and have learned to appreciate the West now for 25 years. I hope I never have to move back to a land of make-believe from the land of reality. My compliments to Sonnichsen ... and to all those who want to read what life was like over the 1850 through 1925 time period in the desert SouthWest
Must-read for anyone interested in the Old West2012年2月9日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
C. L. Sonnichsen is one of the most significant historians of the American Southwest. He lived at a time when many of the players of the "wild west" were still living and he interviewed many of them. His research is extensive and impeccable. "Tularosa" is the story of one of the last vestiges of that "wild west" and tells the story of that very interesting corner of New Mexico and the people who moved into it and made it home in spite of the challenges of both man and nature. He covers the story of the Albert Fountain murder in depth and makes the connection with both the past and present. This is a "must read" for anyone interested in the history of the American Southwest.